Fixed-Term Instructor - French - #182761

Western Carolina University

United States

November 1, 2021

Description

Posting Details Posting Number FAC484P

Quick Link for Internal Postings https: // jobs.wcu.edu/postings/17352 Classification Title Instructor Working Title Fixed-Term Instructor - French - #182761 Department World Languages Position Summary

WCU, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic has adopted a “Get Vaccinated or Get Tested” policy effective September 15, 2021. This will require you demonstrate evidence of full vaccination upon hire or be subject to regular testing.

The primary location of this position is the main Cullowhee, NC campus.

Western Carolina University invites applications for a 9 month, fixed term Instructor in French, with an anticipated begin work date of January 2022. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue through the close date of November 1, 2021.

Applicants should have a Master's degree in French or closely related field with experience teaching French at the university level and near-native proficiency in both English and French. Preference will be given to those with a proven record of advancing oral proficiency through communicative methodologies, growing enrollment in French programs, and promoting the study of francophone cultures beyond Europe.

This position is open to candidates who are legally authorized to work in the U.S. and do not require the immigration-related sponsorship of WCU.

The teaching load will be four courses per semester, excluding summer. Candidate will also be expected to organize and help judge the French events at our annual High School World Language Contest and engage in other service work as part of the job. Summer teaching, with additional compensation, in the form of on-campus classes or through faculty-led travel courses, is also possible, contingent upon sufficient enrollment.

The campus is located in the picturesque Cullowhee valley between the Great Smoky and Blue Ridge mountains, 50 miles west of Asheville, North Carolina, and 150 miles northwest of Atlanta. Four-season outdoor activities abound nearby.

Carnegie statement

WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required for this Position Minimum Qualifications

Master's degree in French or closely related field with experience teaching French at the college level and near-native proficiency in both English and French.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to those with a proven record of advancing oral proficiency through communicative methodologies, growing enrollment in French programs, and promoting the study of francophone cultures beyond Europe.

Position Type Permanent Part-Time Number of Hours Per Week Number of Months Per Year 9

Open Date 09/10/2021

Close Date 11/01/2021 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicants

To be considered, applicants must apply online. During the application process, applicants will need to attach the following to their file: a letter of application, a current CV, a list of three professional references, and a one-page statement of teaching philosophy. For questions or additional information, please contact Mark Couture, at mcouture@email.wcu.edu

Background/E-Verify

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks.

Western Carolina University uses E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit www. dhs.gov/E-Verify. Proper documentation of identity and employability are required at the time of employment.

Credential Verification

All new employees are required to have listed credentials/degrees verified within 30 days of employment. All new employees who will be teaching are required to provide official transcripts within 30 days of employment. Transcripts should be provided for the highest earned degree and/or the degree which is being used to satisfy credential/qualification requirements.

AA/EOE

Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at jobs@email.wcu.edu.

University Safety

The Western Carolina University Annual Safety Report is available online at University Annual Safety Report or in hard-copy by request at the office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, 227 HFR Administration Building, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7147) or the Office of University Police, 111 Camp Annex, Cullowhee, NC 28723 (828-227-7301). The report, required of all universities participating in Title IV student financial aid programs, discusses crime statistics, procedures for reporting suspicious or criminal activity, security, police authority, crime prevention strategies, university policies on substance abuse and sexual offenses, workplace violence and fire safety.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Teaching Philosophy
  • Optional Documents

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

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  • Inside Higher Ed
  • HERC - Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
  • Website - Jobs.wcu.edu
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  • Agency Referral
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